All you have to do is look at the growing number of food photography outlets and you'll see how increasingly popular it is to shoot your food before you eat it. Sites like Foodgawker and TasteSpotting highlight gorgeous food photography submitted by bloggers. Flickr's Food Porn group boasts almost 40,000 members. Wordpress has an entire feature devoted just to food blogging called Foodpress. Then there is Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and the list goes on.
Capturing an artistic, technically sound photograph of food or drink is all in the details, such as props, styling, and lighting of course. Submit your favorite photos of food or anything related to wine or cocktails. There is a limit of two image submissions per user.
Submissions will be open from February 8th through February 18th, 2013. Voting and judging will occur February 19th through February 28th, 2013.
The top photo chosen by a guest judge and top two photos chosen by user voting will win a one year subscription to Food & Wine Magazine and a one year subscription to Photo.net. Winners will be featured in the Photo.net newsletter, and have contest winner icons places next to their Photo.net usernames and on their member pages. First prize as voted via Facebook "like" voting will be a copy of Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling. by Helene Dujardin.
Contest submission instructions, click here